Janice Newlin’s case study, Taking Teacher Education Global, has been featured online in the Flat Connections blog. Newlin, who teaches Educational Technology courses as an adjunct instructor in the College of Education, originally had her work published in the book, The Global Educator.
Newlin and her students are active participants in the Flat Connections Global Project, which encourages students and teachers to eliminate the walls of a traditional classroom setting and work collaboratively with students all over the world in a virtual setting. The goal of the project is to have students connect and work with other students around the globe, increasing their awareness of what it means to live and work in a “flat world” through exploring and discussing new ideas and actions for future learning.
With permission, Newlin has also shared the work of some of her Athens State students’ work on the Flat Connections blog. Through her work, she is strengthening the University’s vision of diversity and inclusion and opening doors that will allow students from all cultural backgrounds to connect and work harmoniously as a team.